Bakersfield College

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California Community College System

The California Community Colleges is the largest higher education system in the nation. The system is comprised of 72 districts, 115 colleges and enrolls more than 2.1 million students. Community colleges provide basic skills education, workforce training and courses to prepare students to transfer to four-year universities. Colleges also provide opportunities for personal enrichment and lifelong learning.

General Requirements:

  • Submit an application (generally through California Community College Apply)
  • Earn a High School Diploma or its equivalent

Local District - Kern Community College District

  • Bakersfield College
  • Porterville College
  • Cerro Coso Community College

Partner Local Community College

  • Taft College

California State University (CSU) System

The CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 484,000 students, and 52,000 faculty and staff, we are the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country.

General Requiremets:

  • Submit an application to the university via Cal State Apply
  • Earned a High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Graduate with A-G courses met with a grade of C or better
         A. History & Social Science - 2 Years
         B. English - 4 Years
         C. Math - 3 Years (4 Years Recommended)
         D. Laboratory Science - 2 Years
         E. Language Other Than English - 2 Years
         F. Visual & Performing Arts - 1 Year
         G. College Preparatory Elective - 1 Year
  • Graduate with a 2.0 Grade Point Average minimum
  • Take a college entrence exam: Either the SAT or ACT
         >Score received must be higher than needed score as state on the CSU Eligibility Index when compared to high school grade point average and residency status.

CSU Campuses

  • Cal Maritime
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • CSU Bakersfield
  • CSU Channel Islands
  • CSU Chico
  • CSU Dominguez Hills
  • CSU East Bay
  • CSU Fresno
  • CSU Fullerton
  • CSU Long Beach
  • CSU Los Angeles
  • CSU Monterey Bay
  • CSU Northridge
  • CSU Sacramento
  • CSU San Bernardino
  • CSU San Marcos 
  • CSU Stanislaus
  • Humboldt State University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Sonoma State University

University of California (UC) System

The 10 campuses of the University of California open their doors to all who work hard and dream big. Through its teaching, research and public service, UC drives California's economy and leads the world in new directions.

General Requirements:

  • Submit an application to the university via UC Admissions
  • Earned a High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Graduate with A-G courses met with a grade of C or better
         A. History & Social Science - 2 Years
         B. English - 4 Years
         C. Math - 3 Years (4 Years Recommended)
         D. Laboratory Science - 2 Years (3 Recommended)
         E. Language Other Than English - 2 Years
         F. Visual & Performing Arts - 1 Year
         G. College Preparatory Elective - 1 Year
  • Graduate with a 3.0 Grade Point Average minimum
  • Take a college entrence exam with its written component: Either the SAT or ACT

UC Campuses

  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC San Francisco
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UCSanta Cruz

Private College/University

General Requirements:

  • Vary by institution - please see individual campueses for admission requirements

Partner Local Private Campuses

  • University of La Verne, Bakersfield Campus
Kern Community College District